Marianne Burkett

Obituary Notice

Marianne Burkett, 59, of Little Rock, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 20, 2005. She was originally of Fremont, Ohio. Marianne loved music, traveling, new foods and any new adventure that would come her way. She was an honored volunteer for hospice and CARTI and touched the lives of all who met her. Known as "Mom" to many, Marianne celebrated life and mentored many to grab their dreams.

Marianne was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Virginia Sielschott. She is survived by her daughter, Amy "Bunz" Berry, Devin Frets, and daughter, Kelly "Jammers" Stabely. She is also survived by a brother, Bill Sielschott and his wife Nancy, a niece, Carrie Sielschott, cousin, Donna Geldin and dear friend Wanda Brophy.

A celebration of Marianne's life will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday in the Chapel of Ruebel Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University, Little Rock, AR 72203.

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  • Melissa Hanks 
    Ward, Arkansas

  • Daniel Cole 
    Cabot, Arkansas

  • I worked with Marianne at Fairfield and not only was she my site manager, she was my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Marianne's friends and family. She will be greatly missed.
    Curt Wright 
    Computer Tech 
    Cabot, Arkansas 
  • Marianne was a special person who made everyone else feel special. She was one of a kind. I will miss her so much.
    Wanda L. Brophy
    Conway, Arkansas 
  • Marianne was one of kind person. She always there to help when you needed it. I worked for her for a long time at the democrat. Amy, Kelly, may God bless you all and just hang in there. I know its hard losing your mother but God bless you.
    Penny Roberts 
    Alexander, Arkansas 
  • I worked for Marianne on and off with Apex and Fairfield - she was such a great person. And very much loved by everyone. She has touched my life in more ways than one and I just wish I had the chance to tell her Thank You. Amy and Kelly I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed -
    Tonja Barry
    Jacksonville, Arkansas
  • Donna Michelle Thompson Stone 
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Marianne was the first female crop protection chemical sales representative in the state of Arkansas to my knowledge in the early 80's. She opened a door that had been exclusively a man's territory and beat them at their own game. She learned about Arkansas agriculture, how farmers thought, what their needs were, and how to meet those needs through her company. She became well respected among her male counterparts and in the crop protection community in Arkansas. She was a vivacious and caring woman and she loved her family. She will be missed by those who knew her.
    Joe Waldrum 
    University of Arkansas 
    Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • I'll miss you mom.
    Tracy W. Franzwa, PHR 
    Tampa, Florida


  • Mom I sure miss you and love you. I hope you are with your friend Harold now.
    Kelly Stabley KJ
    Des Moines, Iowa